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LWE Podcast 02: dOP

LWE Podcast 02: dOP

Playing tracks by

DOP, Ali Farka Touré & Ry Cooder, Hank Jones & Cheick Tidiane Seck, Art ensemble of chicago, Balkan Beat Box and more.

Parisian trio dOP doesn’t DJ, rarely spends time in clubs, prefers physical instruments to VSTs, and writes “songs,” not “tracks.” Perhaps their outsiders’ instincts are exactly why Damien Vandesande, Jonathan “Jo” Illel and Clement Zemstov are poised on the cutting edge of house/techno, though their songs barely fit those genres. With releases spread across Milnor Modern, Circus Company and Orac Records so far, the group has exhibited the inventiveness to meld disparate sounds (rap, blues, free jazz, Malian kora, house, experimental pop are a few) into oddly stirring, funky packages with only a modicum of concern for a stylistic classification or hapless DJs. dOP recorded an exclusive mix for the Little White Earbuds podcast series which perfectly captures the trio’s expansive taste — the first they’ve ever done.